I've been doing a lot of entertaining in the past few weeks, well entertaining and being entertained. And entertaining of course involves food, lots and lots of food. And drink, too.
I've been working on being creative in what I'm creating for all these events. I've made cookies and appetizers and desserts and drinks. For my cookie exchange, I made several savory appetizers so that we wouldn't end up over sugared by the end of the evening. By far the hands down favorite (and a recipe I've since passed along to the attendees) was the Buffalo Chicken Dip.
Can I just say "yum" - a few times? I served it with celery sticks, carrots, and crackers. There wasn't anyone who didn't take multiple servings of it, including me! Oh, and did I mention that it took me all of five minutes to throw together?
Buffalo Chicken Dip
8 oz cream cheese (or Neufchatel), softened
1/3 c hot sauce (e.g., Frank's or Louisiana)
1 can chicken, drained
1/4 c ranch dressing
1 c cheddar cheese, grated
Place the chicken in a saucepan along with the hot sauce. Stir it until heated through, "mashing" the chicken so that it separates a bit. Add the cream cheese and ranch dressing, and stir until fully melted and incorporated. Add the cheddar cheese in batches, stirring until fully melted between additions.
Serve warm with carrots, celery, crackers, or whatever you like.
Enjoy this and more at The Well this week with Blessed With Grace!
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